2006 Lowden F35cx. SN 15487. Guitar Database. For sale

Lowden | F35cx | 2006 | SN:15487

2006 Lowden F35cx guitar. SN 15487. LS redwood top. Black Walnut back and sides.

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Luthier Facts :
Name: George Lowden Guitars
Location: Downpatrick, Ireland

Wait list: Sockists Worldwide
Taking Orders?: Yes, standard & customs
RIYL: George Lowden guitars have been crafting high quality predominantly fingerstyle guitars for many years.
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2006 Lowden F35cx guitar. SN 15487. LS redwood top. Black Walnut back and sides.

  • Builder: George Lowden Guitars, George Lowden
  • Model: F-35CX
  • Year: 2006
  • Serial #: 15487
  • Back/Sides: Privately supplied highly figured Black Walnut
  • Top: Lucky Strike Redwood
  • Neck: Mahogany/Rosewood/Walnut
  • Headplate: Rosewood
  • Headstock Inlay: Builder Logo
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Frets to body: 14
  • Cutaway: Venetian
  • Pickguard: Clear
  • Body Bindings: Figured sycamore
  • Top Trim: Wood Lines of Sycamore/Rosewood/Mahogany
  • Rosette: Abalone & Wood
  • Tuners: Gotoh 510s with custom ebony buttons
  • Pickup: K&K Pure Western
  • Case: Hiscox
  • Bracing: Dolphin profile
  • Body Length: 19 5/8 “
  • Upper Bout: 11 1/8 “
  • Lower Bout: 15 7/8 “
  • Body Depth @Neck Heel: 4 1/8 “
  • Body Depth @Tail Block: 4 7/8 “
  • Scale Length: 650 mm
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4” in.
  • Strings Spacing: 2 1/8 in

2006 Lowden F35cx guitar. SN 15487. LS redwood top. Black Walnut back and sides.
2006 Lowden F35cx guitar. SN 15487. LS redwood top. Black Walnut  back and sides.

At Goodacoustics, we love unusual instruments, especially those with hard to find tonewoods and a history to boot. This Lowden fits the bill nicely! It was built for Hank Mauel, who has been the source of the sought after Lucky Strike Redwood (read more about here). I’ve always found redwood and claro walnut to be a bit flat in the upper registers but this Black walnut is quite different with crisp and clear upper partials and a singing treble. It’s also very hard to find Black walnut with this claro type figure and marbled colouration. Without further ado, here’s what Hank has to say about this instrument:

“Built by George Lowden from wood I supplied to him for this specific instrument.  Body is highly figured black walnut from Davis, California and was cut from a tree that was more than 150 years old.  The top that I supplied is the famous Carter LS redwood (no longer available from Lowden).  Body and fingerboard binding is figured sycamore, purflings are sycamore/rosewood/mahogany fine lines.  The scale length is 650 mm (25.59”), nut width 1 3/4 inches and string spacing at the bridge is 2 3/16 inches.  Fingerboard is ebony.  Tuners are gold Gotoh 510 with ebony buttons.  K & K Pure Western pickup installed. The original Hiscox hard shell case is included as are George’s construction detail documents.”

2006 Lowden F35cx guitar. SN 15487. LS redwood top. Black Walnut back and sides.2006 Lowden F35cx guitar. SN 15487. LS redwood top. Black Walnut back and sides.
2006 Lowden F35cx guitar. SN 15487. LS redwood top. Black Walnut back and sides.




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